A significant trove of Xbox-related documents has made its way online, shedding light on Microsoft’s plans for the gaming console as part of the Federal Trade Commission’s case against the tech giant. The files, comprising over 100 documents, were uploaded to a website hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where the FTC is currently engaged in legal proceedings to thwart Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Among the leaked documents are emails from prominent corporate figures within Microsoft, including CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, as well as detailed timetables for upcoming gaming releases. While it remains uncertain whether these files were meant to be accessible to the public, the oversight has inadvertently provided a sneak peek into the company’s strategy for the Xbox platform.
The origin of the error in uploading these confidential documents to the court lies with Microsoft, according to Douglas Farrar, the director of the FTC’s office of public affairs. However, Microsoft has yet to issue an official comment on the matter as of now.
The repercussions of this inadvertent data leak are yet to be determined. It poses the risk of potentially revealing sensitive information about Microsoft’s plans and timelines, which could impact the company’s competitive edge and strategies for the Xbox.
As this is an ongoing story, updates are sure to follow. Stay tuned for more information on this intriguing development.
– Federal Trade Commission
– U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
– NBC News